All About April 20th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Thank you for stopping by. Today we will discuss the history, holidays and horoscope of April 20th. If it’s your birthday tell us below in the comments so we can wish you a Happy Birthday!
April 20th Holidays
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Check out all the holidays that fall on today!
- Chinese Language Day
UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20. The event was established by the UN Department of Public Information in 2010, seeking “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization”. Learn more here.
- Lima Bean Respect Day
Did you know that Lima beans get their name from Lima, the capital of Peru.? They do! These legumes are also packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients, making them a superfood. So eat ’em up today! Here’s a recipe for Lemon Garlic Lima Beans!
- National Look Alike Day
Has anyone ever told you that you have a twin out there? Is there a movie star you look like or someone in your neighborhood that people confuse you with? If so, we are celebrating you and them today! So the history of National Look Alike Day goes like this, one day a TVreporter, Jack Etzel, in the 1980s was in downtown Pittsburgh with a photographer named Rick Minutello. He was looking for a story when Rick said, “This guy coming toward us looks like Humphrey Bogart.” He had the cigarette and all. So Jack said, “Let’s talk to him. I’ll ask him who people think he looks like.” The next day Etzel got in touch with the Chase Calendar of Events people and proclaimed Look Alike Day. And National Look Alike Day was born.
- National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day
So, this is a holiday we think everyone can get behind! Who doesn’t love Pineapple Upside-down cake? Here is a recipe for you! www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-pineapple-upside-down-cake
- Volunteer Recognition Day
Volunteer Recognition Day is observed on April 20 of every year. Volunteer Recognition Day is celebrated to honor and respect all volunteers around the world who are helping others without expecting anything in return. If you would like to honor someone that you know who is a volunteer, tag them on social media or feel free to write a comment below!
April 20th Zodiac Sign
Zodiac Sign for April 20th is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
If you were born on April 20th you share a birthday with
- 1989 – Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 was born.
- 1951 – Ryan O’Neal. American actor was born in Los Angeles, CA.
- 1951 – Luther Vandross Jr. American singer, songwriter, and record producer was born in New York, NY.
- 1972 – Carmen Electra, American model and actress was born in Sharonville, OH.
- 1976 – Joey Lawrence was born in Philadelphia, PA. You know him from Blossom.
- 1983 – Miranda Kerr, Australian model was born in Sydney, Australia
April 20th Trivia
- 1534 – Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is now known as the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.
- 1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
- 1836 – U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1871 – Third Force Act also known as the “Ku Klux Act” Passed which means that Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
1916 – The first game at Weeghman Park (later named Wrigley Field) home of the Chicago Cubs between Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. The Chicago Cubs won defeating the Cincinnati Reds with a score of 7–6 in 11 innings.
- 1972 – Apollo program: Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon..
- 1999 – Sadly the Columbine High School Shooting happened on this day. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wore balaclavas went through Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado, firing automatic weapons and throwing homemade bombs killing 13 people and wounded 24 others before the two students committed suicide. Let’s remember the victims of this day. ♥
- 2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
- 2017 – Bill O’Reilly made headlines today after being fired from Fox News for sexually harassing claims form women.
- 2021 – Ex-cop Derek Chauvin is convicted of all charges in George Floyd’s death. [CBS News]